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Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement

 

Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement is available to University of Houston full-time staff members interested in attending seminars, workshops, training sessions, continuing education courses, professional organization memberships, etc. that are related to their jobs. The University of Houston Staff Council has established a reimbursement program for its staff members as part of the ongoing effort to promote staff education and self-development.

Funds for the Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement are raised through contributions to the Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement fund. One reimbursement will be awarded per month to an eligible full-time staff of the University of Houston. The maximum reimbursement per workshop/seminar, etc. is limited to $100. 

The recipient will be chosen at the monthly Staff Council Executive Board meeting by random draw. The reimbursement is non-transferable.

Please contact the Scholarship & Professional Development Committee co-chairs at scscholarships@uh.edu for more information. 

  • Criteria

    Applicant must be a UH full-time staff with at least 1 year of employment.

    • Applicant can submit only one application per month.
    • Only one reimbursement per person per calendar year from winning date.
    • Seminar date must be within two months from date of application.
    • Applications will remain active until seminar date expires.
    • Seminar/workshop must be approved by the applicant's immediate supervisor.
  • How to Apply

  • Questions and Answers

    How many Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursements will be awarded each year?

    Up to ten reimbursements will be awarded each year. Reimbursement recipients will be selected during the February to November Staff Council Executive Board meetings.

    If I apply in April for a seminar that will take place in July, and my application is not drawn in May, can my application be drawn again in the June Staff Council Executive Board meeting?

    Yes, the application will be date stamped.

    Can I apply for a different seminar in the next month?

    No; as long as the first application remains active, no additional applications will be accepted.

    What if my seminar/training cost more or less than $100?

    Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement is $100 maximum. If the cost of seminar/training exceeds $100, the difference in amount must be paid by recipient (or recipient’s department). If the cost of the seminar/training is less than $100, the recipient will only be reimbursed for the cost of the seminar/training.

    Who will make arrangements for payment ?

    Registration and accommodations are the responsibility of the reimbursement winner.

    How does the reimbursement process work?

    Reimbursement Vouchers will be processed by the Staff Council Office following University of Houston policies and procedures. Recipients of the Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement must submit receipts and proof of payment/registration/attendance within 10 days of completion to the Staff Council Office.

    I have a question that was not answered here. Who do I contanct?

    Email the Staff Council Scholarship and Professional Development Committee co-chairs at scscholarships@uh.edu

  • Honoring Rebecca Szwarc

    Rebecca Szwarc, 1953-2017, was a Staff Council member for over sixteen years, and worked at Student Housing and Residential Life for twenty years.  University of Houston was her home and family, and she did everything (and anything) to help UH students and staff.

    Rebecca had a passion for learning and helping other people learn. One of her most passionate initiatives was the Professional Development Reimbursement. She also worked for ten years to have a Group Excellence Award at the Staff Awards Luncheon, because she believed in teamwork. 

    Click here to learn more about Rebecca Szwarc.

  • Support Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement

    The Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement is made possible by the continuous support from fellow staff members, friends and family.

    You can pledge to the Staff Council professional development funds directly online by visiting UH Gives Back or thru payroll deduction by submitting the attached Faculty/Staff Donation form.